Remember Your Party CHECKLIST!

We want your event to be better than you ever dreamed, and we want you to spend your money wisely! The most important thing to remember is that your Entertainment Consultant and bandleader Dennis Smith are always available to guide you through unfamiliar territory. Backed by eons of collective party wisdom, here it is…the Party on the Moon Prepare to Party Checklist!

  • Do NOT settle for less than you want. The average customer only buys a band once or twice in their lifetime. Be sure you have exactly what you want as the entertainment can make or break your event.
  • Prioritize your entertainment budget. If the entertainment is the most important or the least important element of your event, spend accordingly. Clients often say, “As long as there is a great band and plenty to drink, it will be a great party.”
  • Understand your goals. Whether you are doing a new product rollout, or trying to entertain a wide variety of guests at a reception, convey your message to your event planner or entertainment consultant. A great band will gladly modify their show to suit your needs.
  • Lay out your event properly. The importance of properly placing the stage, dance floor, bars, buffets and tables cannot be overstated. For example, if the band is in one room and the mixed beverages are in another, you will hinder the success of your party.
  • Know how you want your event to flow. This is about what happens when. Do you need a trio to play during dinner? Do you want strings to perform outside as guests arrive? Do you want the band to play a three-hour, non-stop show? If you’re not an experienced party planner, creating the timeline – which is crucial to success -- can be tricky. Dennis Smith will work with you or your planner months in advance to ensure a smooth flow.
  • Song selection. With enough notice, the band will be glad to learn special songs for your event. And, if you have a preference for one or more genres of music, the artist can shade the show in that direction. The band will also gladly refrain from playing anything you do not like. The band is always adding songs, so be sure to ask if you do not see your favorites.
  • Stay in touch! No detail is too small for a successful event. The better the communication before the event, the happier everyone will be after the event. Asking to speak to the bandleader even before you sign your contract may help you make the right decision.
  • Prepare to Party! Now that everything has been carefully planned, and you have surrounded yourself with experienced professionals who are adept at flexing with the unforeseen, you’ve earned yourself an event to remember. Relax and enjoy!